In the 1950s, a dolerite quarry was opened up on the east side of Hunneberg. There was strong opposition to the quarry, as it would mean an ugly scar on the silhouette of the mountain.

Nevertheless the government approved a permit to quarry dolerite for hardcore, to provide aggregate for making concrete and for road building. However, the crushed dolerite was found to be unsuitable for this purpose, so the business made a loss and had to be shut down after a few years.

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The Hunneberg dolerite quarry is located in the Halle- och Hunnebergs rasbranter nature reserve.