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A flysch is a sandstone formation, the word being borrowed from Swiss German.
Flysch is a relatively archaic term describing syn-orogenic (occurring contemporaneously with mountain building) clastic sedimentation within marine depositional facies. It is contrasted with the term molasse, which also describes syn-orogenic sediments, but are deposited in a terrestrial realm. These terms originated from descriptions of rocks within the European Alps. These terms were created before a true understanding of their tectonic significance was realized.
Flysch deposits occur at collisional plate boundaries, often where remnant ocean basins exist along the same boundary. They can form in two ways:
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