WVC 37 - 5 - 2
§37-5-2. Survey of mine.
The owner, tenant, or occupant of any land on which a coal
mine is opened and worked, or his agent, shall permit any person
interested in, or having title to, any land coterminous with that
in which such coal mine is, to have ingress and egress with
surveyors and assistants to explore and survey such mine at his
own expense, and not oftener than once a month, for the purpose
of ascertaining whether or not the preceding section has been
violated. Every owner, tenant, occupant, or agent, who shall
refuse such permission, exploration or survey, shall forfeit
twenty dollars for each refusal to the person so refused.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session