EXHIBIT 23.1
 
 
CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
 
We consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement on Form S-3 of Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. of our report dated March 31, 2017 relating to the consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2016 which appear in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 of Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. Our report contains an explanatory paragraph regarding the Company's ability to continue as a going concern.
 
We also consent to the reference to our firm under the caption “Experts” in the Prospectus, which is part of this Registration Statement.
 
/s/ Briggs & Veselka Co.
 
Briggs & Veselka Co.
Houston, Texas
 
August 24, 2017