Document and Entity Information
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2017
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]  
Document Type 6-K
Amendment Flag false
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2017
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3
Entity Registrant Name Gold Reserve Inc.
Entity Central Index Key 0001072725
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 99,382,048