Gräne Gruva (mine)
A short distance from route 154 in the western Swedish forests of Svenljunga local authority you will discover Gräne Gruva, a feldspar mine dating back to the 19th century.
Go on an excursion to Gräne Gruva
Gräne Gruva is located between lakes Holsjön and Lilla Hallången in the western part of the administrative area. Feldspar was mined here from the late 19th century. It was used mainly in the porcelain industry and the majority of it was exported to Germany by a small railway which connected to the minor railway line Falkenbergs Järnväg, between Falkenberg and Limmared. The quarry is approximately 20x15 metres in size, with 20-metre walls and is accessible by a short walk from the car park. Mining operation ceased in 1930, but the open cast, which lies a hundred metres into the forest from route 154 between Holsjunga and Överlida, is still there today.
The mine is undergoing restoration
The area around the mine features several hiking trails of various lengths. The mine is undergoing restoration and is under continuous development. You can follow the progress on the mine’s Facebook page
- Gräne Gruva, Holsljunga