v3.19.1
Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Mar. 15, 2019
Jun. 29, 2018
Entity Registrant Name Rhino Resource Partners LP    
Entity Central Index Key 0001490630    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2018    
Amendment Flag false    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filer No    
Entity's Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer    
Entity Small Business Flag true    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
Entity Ex Transition Period false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Public Float     $ 2,100
Trading Symbol RHNO    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018    
Common Units [Member]      
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   13,098,353  
Subordinated Units [Member]      
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   1,143,686