1-1-10. Land entry authorized to survey boundaries--Consent required to enter mine--Damage to property. For the purpose of making surveys required by or essential to the effect of any acts of the United States Congress or of the Legislature of this state or for the determination of boundaries of real estate, any of the duly authorized officers or agents of the United States or of this state, or any engineer or land surveyor duly qualified or registered under the laws of this state, and the persons necessarily and lawfully employed in making any such survey may enter upon lands within the boundaries of this state for such purposes, but this section shall not be construed as authorizing any unnecessary interference with private rights. Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit any person to enter any shaft, tunnel, stope, or underground workings of any individual person engaged in mining for precious metals without consent of the owner or person in possession of such shaft, tunnel, stope, or underground working.
Nothing herein contained shall exempt any person from payment of actual damages done by him while upon such land.
Source: SDC 1939, § 55.0105.