FORM 3
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
  DULIN ROBERT KENNETH
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
11/08/2012
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
TORCHLIGHT ENERGY RESOURCES INC [TRCH]
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
8449 GREENWOOD DRIVE
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director __X__ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(Month/Day/Year)
(Street)

NIWOT, CO 80503
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
COMMON STOCK 50,000
D
 
COMMON STOCK 459,157
I
SEE FOOTNOTE (1)
COMMON STOCK 40,000
I
SEE FOOTNOTE (2)
COMMON STOCK 41,667
I
SEE FOOTNOTE (3)
COMMON STOCK 199,200
I
SEE FOOTNOTE (4)

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Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
WARRANTS 03/28/2011 06/30/2014 COMMON STOCK 27,000 $ 5 I SEE FOOTNOTE (5)
WARRANTS 03/28/2011 06/30/2014 COMMON STOCK 10,000 $ 5 I SEE FOOTNOTE (6)
WARRANTS 05/31/2011 06/30/2014 COMMON STOCK 15,000 $ 5 I SEE FOOTNOTE (7)
WARRANTS 03/26/2012 03/26/2015 COMMON STOCK 67,500 $ 1.75 I SEE FOOTNOTE (8)
WARRANTS 03/26/2012 03/26/2015 COMMON STOCK 25,000 $ 1.75 I SEE FOOTNOTE (9)
CONVERTIBLE PROMISSORY NOTE 08/26/2012 06/30/2013 COMMON STOCK 38,571 $ 1.75 I SEE FOOTNOTE (10)
CONVERTIBLE PROMISSORY NOTE 08/26/2012 06/30/2013 COMMON STOCK 14,286 $ 1.75 I SEE FOOTNOTE (11)
WARRANTS 11/08/2012 11/08/2015 COMMON STOCK 81,000 $ 1.75 I SEE FOOTNOTE (12)
WARRANTS 11/08/2012 11/08/2015 COMMON STOCK 8,333 $ 1.75 I SEE FOOTNOTE (13)
WARRANTS 11/08/2012 11/08/2015 COMMON STOCK 30,000 $ 1.75 I SEE FOOTNOTE (14)

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
DULIN ROBERT KENNETH
8449 GREENWOOD DRIVE
NIWOT, CO 80503
    X    

Signatures

/S/ ROBERT KENNETH DULIN 07/08/2013
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 5(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Mr. Dulin is the Managing Partner of Sawtooth Properties, LLLP ("Sawtooth") and holds a 90% indirect pecuniary interest in Sawtooth. Sawtooth owns 510,174 shares of common stock, and accordingly, Mr. Dulin holds an indirect pecuniary interest in 459,157 shares.
(2) Mr. Dulin is the Managing Member of a limited liability company ("LLC1") and holds a 1/3 indirect pecuniary interest in LLC1. LLC1 owns 120,000 shares of common stock, and accordingly, Mr. Dulin holds an indirect pecuniary interest in 40,000 shares.
(3) Mr. Dulin is the Managing Partner of a limited liability limited partnership ("LLLP2") and holds a 1/3 indirect pecuniary interest in LLLP2. LLLP2 owns 125,000 shares of common stock, and accordingly, Mr. Dulin holds an indirect pecuniary interest in 41,667 shares.
(4) Mr. Dulin is the trustee or custodian of certain trust/custodial accounts. All the beneficiaries of these accounts are members of Mr. Dulin's immediate family. Accordingly, the pecuniary interest of these immediate family members is attributed to Mr. Dulin.
(5) Mr. Dulin is the Managing Partner of Sawtooth Properties, LLLP ("Sawtooth") and holds a 90% indirect pecuniary interest in Sawtooth. Sawtooth owns 30,000 warrants to purchase common stock, and accordingly, Mr. Dulin holds an indirect pecuniary interest in 27,000 warrants.
(6) Mr. Dulin is the Managing Partner of a limited liability limited partnership ("LLLP2") and holds a 1/3 indirect pecuniary interest in LLLP2. LLLP2 owns 30,000 warrants to purchase common stock, and accordingly, Mr. Dulin holds an indirect pecuniary interest in 10,000 warrants.
(7) Mr. Dulin is the Managing Member of a limited liability company ("LLC1") and holds a 1/3 indirect pecuniary interest in LLC1. LLC1 owns 45,000 warrants to purchase common stock, and accordingly, Mr. Dulin holds an indirect pecuniary interest in 15,000 warrants.
(8) Mr. Dulin is the Managing Partner of Sawtooth Properties, LLLP ("Sawtooth") and holds a 90% indirect pecuniary interest in Sawtooth. Sawtooth owns 75,000 warrants to purchase common stock, and accordingly, Mr. Dulin holds an indirect pecuniary interest in 67,500 warrants.
(9) Mr. Dulin is the Managing Member of a limited liability company ("LLC1") and holds a 1/3 indirect pecuniary interest in LLC1. LLC1 owns 75,000 warrants to purchase common stock, and accordingly, Mr. Dulin holds an indirect pecuniary interest in 25,000 warrants.
(10) Mr. Dulin is the Managing Partner of Sawtooth Properties, LLLP ("Sawtooth") and holds a 90% indirect pecuniary interest in Sawtooth. Sawtooth owns a convertible promissory note with a principal amount of $75,000 that is convertible into 42,857 shares of common stock, and accordingly, Mr. Dulin holds an indirect pecuniary interest in 38,571 of those shares.
(11) Mr. Dulin is the Managing Member of a limited liability company ("LLC1") and holds a 1/3 indirect pecuniary interest in LLC1. LLC1 owns a convertible promissory note with a principal amount of $75,000 that is convertible into 42,857 shares of common stock, and accordingly, Mr. Dulin holds an indirect pecuniary interest in 14,286 of those shares.
(12) Mr. Dulin is the Managing Partner of Sawtooth Properties, LLLP ("Sawtooth") and holds a 90% indirect pecuniary interest in Sawtooth. Sawtooth owns 90,000 warrants to purchase common stock, and accordingly, Mr. Dulin holds an indirect pecuniary interest in 81,000 warrants.
(13) Mr. Dulin is the Managing Partner of a limited liability limited partnership ("LLLP2") and holds a 1/3 indirect pecuniary interest in LLLP2. LLLP2 owns 25,000 warrants to purchase common stock, and accordingly, Mr. Dulin holds an indirect pecuniary interest in 8,333 warrants.
(14) Mr. Dulin is the Managing Member of a limited liability company ("LLC1") and holds a 1/3 indirect pecuniary interest in LLC1. LLC1 owns 90,000 warrants to purchase common stock, and accordingly, Mr. Dulin holds an indirect pecuniary interest in 30,000 warrants.

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