Document and Entity Information
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]  
Document Type 6-K
Amendment Flag false
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2018
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2
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 99,395,048