Definitions

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  • n. A series of sandstones and schists overlying the true nummulitic formation in the Alps, and included in the Eocene Tertiary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A name given to the series of sandstones and schists overlying the true nummulitic formation in the Alps, and included in the Eocene Tertiary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In geology, the Swiss local name of a rock of importance in Alpine geology, introduced as a scientific designation by Studer in 1827.

Etymologies

A Swiss word, from German fliessen to flow, melt. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The dominant features are the limestone formations of the middle and upper Triassic, the upper Jurassic and the upper Cretaceous, especially the so-called Durmitorean flysch.

    Durmitor National Park, Montenegro

  • It is therefore likely that in the past there were no fields in areas with a flysch substrate.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Survey Report 13: Geomorphological

  • Field terraces on flysch deposits are rare and recent, based on the field dimensions and wall construction.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Survey Report 13: Geomorphological

  • Leaving behind the last outliers and flysch foothills of the mountains that had dominated their travels, they turned west when they reached the Great Mother River and began approaching the northern foreland of the even larger and loftier range to the west.

    The Plains of Passage

  • Between the river and the mountains was a landscape of dormant vegetation overlaying a flysch zone of sandstone.

    The Plains of Passage

  • This limestone wave was shown to be one of a great series, running parallel with the Alps, and constituting an undulatory district, chiefly composed of chalk beds, separated from the higher limestone district of the Jura and Lias by a long trench or moat, filled with members of the tertiary series -- chiefly nummulite limestones and flysch.

    On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2) A Collection of Miscellaneous Essays and Articles on Art and Literature

  • The idealized prototype of a southern Tuscan antimony deposit can be described as an irregular mineralization situated in the upper part of a highly porous limestone unit, usually the Calcare Cavernoso ( "vuggy limestone"), overlain by an impermeable unit, normally a flysch-type rock.

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  • Experiment in investigation of nannoplankton from varicolored flysch in the zone of the Marmorosh Cliffs, Ukrainian Carpathians.

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  • Big map | Google Earth KML flysch (updated 19 hours ago) lat: 43.2951525395, long: -2.35328435898

    Tagzania.com - azkenak

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