Flysch

Flysch is a sequence of sedimentary rocks that is deposited in a deep marine facies in the foreland basin of a developing orogen. Flysch is typically deposited during an early stage of the orogenesis. When the orogen evolves the foreland basin becomes shallower and molasse is deposited on top of the flysch. It is therefore called a syn-orogenic sediment (deposited contemporaneously with mountain building).

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Alpe - Orogeny and Geology
... rising peaks underwent erosion, a layer of marine flysch sediments was deposited in the foreland basin, and the sediments became involved in younger ... in Switzerland and Bavaria were well-developed and saw further upthrusting of flysch ... Flysch deposits in the Southern Alps of Lombardy probably occurred in the Cretaceous or later ...
Aquitaine Basin - Sedimentary Evolution - Upper Cretaceous
... sedimentation continued but to the south rapidly subsiding basins developed into which flysch sediments (and partially also wildflysch breccias) from the Pyrenean realm were shed ... Near Saint-Gaudens, the flysch sediments are even accompanied by volcanic rocks — trachytes, and ultrabasic lavas ... The sedimentation in the flysch basins during the Turonian and during the Coniacian is very unsettled ...
Carpathian Mountains - Geology
... is a Tertiary accretionary prism of a so-called Flysch belt created by rocks scraped off the sea bottom and thrust over the North-European plate ... Thrusting of the Flysch nappes over the Carpathian foreland caused the formation of the Carpathian foreland basin ... The boundary between the Flysch belt and internal zones of the orogenic belt in the western segment of the mountain range is marked by the Pieniny Klippen Belt, a narrow complicated zone of ...
Flysch - Name and Use
... The name flysch was introduced in geologic literature by the Swiss geologist Bernhard Studer in 1827 ... from the German word fliessen, which means to flow, because Studer thought flysch was deposited by rivers ... The insight that flysch is actually a deep marine sediment typical for a particular plate tectonic setting came only much later ...
Alps - Orogeny and Geology
... the rising peaks underwent erosion, a layer of marine flysch sediments was deposited in the foreland basin, and the sediments became involved in younger nappes (folds) as the orogeny progressed ... were well-developed and saw further upthrusting of flysch ... Flysch deposits in the Southern Alps of Lombardy probably occurred in the Cretaceous or later ...