Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2014
Jun. 30, 2014
Document and Entity Information:    
Entity Registrant Name Mentor Capital, Inc.  
Entity Trading Symbol MNTR  
Document Type 10-K  
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2014  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Central Index Key 0001599117  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 14,483,215dei_EntityCommonStockSharesOutstanding  
Entity Public Float   $ 5,278,125dei_EntityPublicFloat
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 2014  
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY