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9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Nov. 09, 2018
Document and Entity Information    
Entity Registrant Name TORCHLIGHT ENERGY RESOURCES INC  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2018  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Central Index Key 0001431959  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   70,112,376
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3