Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

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Document and Entity Information (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2013
Mar. 20, 2014
Jun. 30, 2013
Document and Entity Information      
Entity Registrant Name TORCHLIGHT ENERGY RESOURCES INC    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2013    
Amendment Flag true    
Amendment Decription This amendment is being filed to comply with regulations    
Entity Central Index Key 0001431959    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   18,270,408  
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Entity Public Float     $ 16,402,207