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Document and Entity Information (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2012
Feb. 19, 2013
Jun. 30, 2012
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2012    
Trading Symbol ltbr    
Entity Registrant Name LIGHTBRIDGE Corp    
Entity Central Index Key 0001084554    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   12,526,240  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Well Known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Public Float     $ 23,291,404
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2012    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY