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9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Nov. 08, 2019
Document and Entity Information    
Entity Registrant Name TORCHLIGHT ENERGY RESOURCES INC  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2019  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Central Index Key 0001431959  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   74,255,375
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Shell Company false  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3