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3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Jun. 05, 2020
Document and Entity Information    
Entity Registrant Name TORCHLIGHT ENERGY RESOURCES INC  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2020  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Central Index Key 0001431959  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   86,216,424
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code NV  
Entity File Number 001-36247  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1