Visible Ores Resource Pack 1.20 / 1.19

If you like trying out unique resource packs that bring something new and unusual to the table, then Visible Ores resource pack is one of your possible choices. Every Minecraft player knows that it can be quite tedious to find and even notice some of the rarer ores, especially in the dark caverns that you’re likely going to be mining at. The main purpose of the Visible Ores texture pack is to ease that process and eventually make the game even more enjoyable. Unlike most of the other packs that utilize X-ray and essentially make you feel like you’re cheating, Visible Ores manages to retain the vanilla experience and doesn’t nullify that feeling of success and joy once you encounter diamonds, emeralds, or any other valuable material. You won’t be able to simply see through the blocks at the press of a button – it still requires you to go through all the necessary progression and well-known mining expeditions. At its core, Visible Ores simply highlights and outlines every ore vein that you can find in caves – coal, iron, gold, diamond, and others. The glow is not overwhelming, but just enough to help you notice it in the dark.

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Visible Ores is one of the best resource packs for new players who’d like to make the game a tad bit easier. No textures in the game have been altered at all, which makes it great for everyone who wants to take in the vanilla Minecraft experience. Also, this resource pack is supported by all online servers since it doesn’t bring you any advantages over other players. With Visible Ores, you’ll have more time left to enjoy other aspects of the game such as building, adventuring, visiting new dimensions, etc. To use Visible Ores, you’ll need to have Optifine installed. The resource pack uses its emissive/connected textures feature in order to work and display properly. It goes without saying that all the textures retain their 16×16 original resolution, which means that you won’t experience any FPS drops. You could even notice a performance increase if you didn’t have Optifine installed previously. If you want to make Minecraft look even prettier, there is a labPBR release of the resource pack. This version requires shaders, but it will give every ore its appropriate blocklight color for a unique glow. The Visible Ores resource pack supports Minecraft versions from 1.15 all the way up to 1.17.

Visible Ores should be compatible with all of these Minecraft versions: 1.20.4 - 1.20.3 - 1.20.2 - 1.20.1 - 1.20 - 1.19.4 - 1.19.3 - 1.19.2 - 1.19.1 - 1.19 - 1.18.2 - 1.18.1 - 1.18 - 1.17.1 - 1.17 - 1.16.5 - 1.16.4 - 1.16.3 - 1.16.2 - 1.16.1 - 1.16

Visible Ores — Screenshots

How to install Visible Ores Resource Pack:

  1. Most resource packs require Optifine, so be sure to download and install it. – general recommended step for all packs, Optifine is also needed for most shaders
  2. Download the Visible Ores texture pack for Minecraft from the download section below. – if there are many different versions, just choose the one you like, is compatible with your version/edition of Minecraft, the one you think your computer can handle in terms of performance.
  3. Launch the game client through the Minecraft launcher.
  4. On the main menu, click "Options".
  5. On the options menu, click "Resource Packs...".
  6. Click on "Open Resource Pack Folder". – folder titled "resourcepacks" will pop up
  7. Move the .zip file you downloaded in the first step to the newly opened "resourcepacks" folder.
  8. Click "Done".
  9. Click on "Resource Packs..." again.
  10. Your pack should have appeared in the left window, just hover over it and click on the arrow pointing to the right.

    QUICK TIP: Sometimes, when activating a pack, the game may say that the pack is made for a newer or older version of Minecraft. This is just a warning, it does not affect your gameplay in anyway, and you can still activate and enjoy the pack by simply clicking the "Yes" button when prompted.

  11. Click "Done" again.
  12. The pack has now been successfully loaded and ready to be used in your world!

Required settings:

  • Emissive Textures: ON in Options > Video Settings > Quality
  • Connected Textures: Fancy/Fast in Options > Video Settings > Quality

Important information:

  • Optifine required.
  • There is also a LabPBR version that allows each block to have its own blocklight color, unlike other versions that have a blocklight overlay. LabPBR version requires BSL Shaders unlike the other version that only require optifine.

Visible Ores - Comparison Slider #1 Without shaders

Comparison slider #1 for those who want to compare vanilla Minecraft without any texture packs installed (on the left) with Minecraft using this particular texture pack (on the right).

Visible Ores

Visible Ores - Comparison Slider #2 With BSL Shaders

Comparison slider #2 for those who want to compare vanilla Minecraft without any texture packs installed (on the left) with Minecraft using this particular texture pack (on the right).

Vanilla (BSL Shaders)
Visible Ores (BSL Shaders)

Visible Ores Texture Pack Download

  • Credit for the creation of Visible Ores goes to techy69.
  • We never modify or edit resource packs in any way. None of the resource packs, shader mods or tools you see on this website are hosted on our servers. We use only official download links provided by official authors. Therefore, they are completely safe and secure.
  • Since the links are official and we update them manually - the links may stop working with each new update. We make every effort to update links as quickly as possible and usually we update everything on time and users have no problems, but if suddenly any link stops working - let us know through the comments below.
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The Java Edition of this pack requires Optifine to work and will not work without it! Get optifine here.

If you want ores to glow, you need shaders. Get shaders here.

For this resource pack to work, it must always be at the top of your active packs.

Java Edition:

[16x] [1.20.2+] Download Visible Ores Resource Pack

[16x] [1.20 – 1.20.1] Download Visible Ores Resource Pack

[16x] [1.19.x] Download Visible Ores Resource Pack

[16x] [1.18.x] Download Visible Ores Resource Pack

[16x] [1.17.x] Download Visible Ores Resource Pack

[16x] [1.16.x] Download Visible Ores Resource Pack

Download instructions:

Curseforge: download starts automatically after a few seconds;

Mediafire: click the big blue button with the text "DOWNLOAD";

Google Drive: in the top right corner you will see a small download icon (down arrow), click it and the download should start;

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Author: techy69
Last updated: 3 April 2024
Category: X-RayDefaultOther
Compatibility: Java

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  1. Vry

    Is there a bedrock version?

    1. PAUL


  2. bussetexD

    i just loved this but there is one thing i would like to fix which is my coal ores are actual black with no glowing in it. i can see in some images that the coal ores are actual white with black coals in it, how can i activate that in my game?

    1. Crescentmoon1244

      I am experiencing the same problem. Any fixes yet? I am on version 1.20.4 with optifine.

  3. KrzysztofK

    hello yes for java edition 1.18.2!!!

  4. ShadowZzx

    I Uploaded the pack to my realm but when i go to play on my xbox series i notice the deepslate ore’s are not bordered like the rest am i missing something to make it work on the xbox?

    1. Admin

      This is a Java Edition only resource pack that requires Optifine.

  5. Claude

    Need to create one for 1.8..9!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Admin

      You can just install a newer version of the pack on an older version of Minecraft without any problems.

  6. burned toast

    Hi, I’ve used the pack in the past for older versions and it used to work perfectly fine. However, a while ago i started using lunar client (which I prefer far over the regular launcher), I can’t get the ores to glow. The outlines are there, but the glowing is the most beneficial part when looking for ores of course. I don’t have the emissive textures option in my settings, probable because Lunar runs a custome optifine version.Can someone please help me, I’ve tried multiple packs, reinstalling the packs, relaunching the game and some more complicated stuff but none of it worked. Am i missing something? Thanks for the help already :)

    1. Admin

      There is nothing we can do about it, the lunar client is not official, this could be a problem. Based on our recent tests, everything works fine on the official version of java Minecraft with optifine installed.

  7. Stony

    Bro I absolutely love this amazing job, one of my favorites!!

  8. Bimbo

    All cool but why the ores aren’t bright

  9. sninko

    does it work with lunarclient? because it dosent for me

  10. blaissse

    Hey! If anyone wants to use this resource pack in fabric, you need to:
    1. Install sodium,
    2. Install Iris,
    3. Install Complementary Shaders v4 (curseforge)

    Working perfectly fine with default settings of shaders.

    1. Zaluxo

      where can i find these things to download?

  11. micah

    does this work with iris

  12. Criziz

    Hey, ive used two versions of this pack (2.7 and 2.9) while running on different optifine versions for 1.19.2 and 1.19.3. For some reason, the pack is extremely inconsistent and there are many issues. First, the ores sometimes will only have an outline and some with, not glow, but rather the outlines and ores are just extremely bright. Second, most of the time the ores will at seemingly random be replaced with matte textures covering most if not all of the ore. This matte texture will sometimes flicker and swap between colors. Lastly, the pack will just make some block patches entirely textureless and invisible. Also, though not very concerning, the 2.9 version says is incompatible for the versions but 2.7 doesn’t (again 1.19.2-3). I am running on required settings, emmisive on and connected textures on fancy. I have also used my BSL shaders, but that fixes none of the previous issues, if not just further pointing out the glow inconsistencies.

    1. LDAD

      Hello Criziz, have you gotten any solution for the textureless blocks? I’m having the same issues, though I am currently playing minecraft 1.19.4. I have all the recommended settings and the shaders. At the beginning it worked just fine, but out of nowhere I started experiencing theese problems. Thanks for your help!

  13. Acid

    so when i open it with java it says” unable to install java” and i have java downloaded

  14. Cavityburn

    Is there any way in a future update to adjust how much light/brightness is added or taken away from the “glow” effect? I really like the simplicity of this mod, but wish I could tone down the brightness a bit, as with BSL and SEUS shaders make the glow extremely bright, with the brightness scale down at “moody”.

  15. Hungspymax

    Is work for 1.16.5 ?

  16. trashgamer

    so I have opitifine and everything, but how do I get the bsl shaders?

    1. Admin

      Just check out our shaders category (top right menu), choose the one you like best and read the installation instructions for that particular shader pack. Most shader packs are installed in the same way as resource packs, only in the shaderpack folder.

      1. Ella Mae

        Can it be work on Minecraft beta?

        1. Admin

          It should just fine, just ignore the incompatibility message.

  17. stugikuni

    nice, x raying is now easier for me now :D

  18. AB_4K

    I have done everything for the modpack to work and it doesnt glow for me. can someone please help me

    1. Admin

      It’s not a modpack, it’s a resource pack and should be installed like all other resource packs. Make sure you have optifine installed and set the recommended settings.

      1. AB_4K

        yes i have done all of that and still not glowing

        1. Admin

          Did you enabled Emissive Textures in settings?

          1. AB_4K

            yes i even have bsl shaders on

            1. Admin

              We took the time to test it. On our side it works fine. We used Optifine HD U H8, bsl shaders and minecraft version 1.19. The only thing we can think of why this doesn’t work for you is probably that it’s not at the very top of the list of active resource packs or you are not running the optifine version of Minecraft.

            2. Abby

              Hey dude, not sure if you sorted it out yet but make sure you put the glowing ores resource on top of all the resources, at least that’s what worked for me. Hope this helped but if you need further assistance I can send some pics maybe? or email me

  19. Kirin_1911

    I am dealing with which it does not work on previous versions it worked for me but not now?

  20. oof

    the regular gold ore for version 1.19.x doesn’t have an outline? possibly a bug?

  21. eddie

    it works good cause I dont like the brightness high I like it low so i can see ores much better

  22. kroatina

    uhm idk if i did it wrong or something but the blocks dont glow they just have an outline around them so idk

    1. oof

      its because your brightness is high

      1. Bananana

        no just turn on Emissive textuers

        1. yoooo

          idk how to do that bc i dont have it

  23. Basquiat

    Is this compatible with 1.19 and the newest version of Optifine? Seems to work weird in 1.19, with newest version of Optifine and BSL shaders.

  24. IshaBon

    Since updating to 1.19 and updating to Optifine supported 1.19, somehting’s weird with the resource pack. I get the updated texture from the ores, aka the colored outline of the block,and sometimes updated color. But I don’t get the destinct glow. I have the required settings on, but there still is no glow. I’ve tried messing around with lighting settings, but no result.

    What could be the cause?

  25. Amtvar1647

    Bruu I cant even use this

  26. K

    make it for 1.19.1 ver please

    1. Slimiiii

      You can use it in 1.19

  27. Erith

    This is different than an xray, correct? And compatiable with other packs? (ie Mizuno)

    1. Admin

      It’s not really an x-ray, we just marked it in the x-ray category. We think it’s more suitable for those who are looking for an easier ore grinding method. We haven’t tried it, but if put on top of Mizuno, we think it should work.

      1. debilxDhehlol


  28. lukas

    how do i make the blocks light up

    1. Admin

      Please read the “Required Settings” and “Important Information” sections of this page.

  29. Ahaan

    does this work on 1.18.2

  30. Sturgen

    I would love this with Jicklus ores if anyone knows how to make that happen.

  31. Daniel

    pls 1.18.1

  32. yoooo

    1.18.x when?

    1. idkanynametosetsoisetthisname


  33. christian

    this looks so good AND cool

  34. Klaudia

    I was really hoping that the blocks will glow unfortunally they don´t but still very cool.

    1. Admin

      You should first read the “Required Settings” and “Important Information” sections on this page.

      1. Viix

        How do I get “a LabPBR” version for that?

        1. Admin

          If we’re not wrong, you don’t need to download a separate version for this. You just need to install BSL shaders and enable labPBR in shader settings.

          1. Abdon3gm

            There is nothing about PBR in BSL shader settings.

  35. Ez_cokes

    Noice resource pack