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Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
May 06, 2019
Registrant Name Mentor Capital, Inc.  
Registrant CIK 0001599117  
SEC Form 10-Q  
Period End date Mar. 31, 2019  
Fiscal Year End --12-31  
Trading Symbol mntr  
Tax Identification Number (TIN) 770395098  
Number of common stock shares outstanding   23,139,837
Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Current with reporting Yes  
Small Business true  
Emerging Growth Company false  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Entity File Number 000-55323  
Entity Incorporation, State Country Name Delaware  
Entity Address, Address Line One 511 Fourteenth Street, Suite A-2, A-4, A-6  
Entity Address, City or Town Ramona  
Entity Address, State or Province CA  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 92065  
City Area Code 760  
Local Phone Number 788-4700