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(Geological Science) (sometimes not capital) a marine sedimentary facies consisting of a sequence of sandstones, conglomerates, marls, shales, and clays that were formed by erosion during a period of mountain building and subsequently deformed as the mountain building continued. The phenomenon was first observed in the Alps
[Swiss German]



an association of certain types of marine sedimentary rocks characteristic of deposition in a foredeep.
[1845–55; < German < Swiss German flīsch referring to such deposits in the Swiss Alps]
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Mineralization consists of sulfide-bearing quartz stockwork veining and disseminated sulfide within strong secondary biotite alteration and anhydrite primarily situated within a flysch unit intruded by quartz feldspar porphyry sills and/or dykes.
The most widespread lithotypes are limestones and dolomites (34%), alluvial sediments and clays (22%), volcanic rocks (18%), and flysch deposits and arenaceous assemblages (17%) (Geoportale Nazionale, 2016).
Frequency, predisposition, and triggers of floods in flysch Carpathians: regional study using dendrogeomorphic methods.
Tarrino--se tomo de los afloramientos del vecino flysch costero--suministro completado por cantidades testimoniales de material de Trevino, de Urbasa y de Chalosse: cortejo recurrente en el Paleolitico Superior vasco--.
2002, Slope movement in the Flysch Carpathians of Eastern Czech Republic triggered by extreme rainfalls in 1997: a case study.
The Oligocene and Early Miocene Khojak Formation represent a deltaic to sub-marine fan succession in the Khojak-Pishin flysch belt within the Katawaz basin of Pakistan.
1995): Taxonomy and paleoecology of flysch trace fossils: The Marnosso-arenacea Formation and associated facies (Miocene, Northern Apennines, Italy).
The study area of this investigation is the Pazin Paleogene flysch basin, which is located in the northeastern part of the Istrian Peninsula, Croatia.
He passes through from east to west, the geological units Stad-slate, flysch and melange of Wildflysch and Schlieren Sandstone.
This mountainous region is composed almost entirely of deep-marine, mostly non-fossiliferous distal turbidite flysch strata--particularly the southern portion, believed to have been deposited into a subducting trench between the Indian and Sunda Plates (Bannert et al.