The Viking treasure hunter chats about his amazing discovery

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Ricky caught up with Derek - the Viking treasure hunter

The amateur metal detector, who unearthed a massive hoard of Viking treasure in Scotland, has been telling Newsround how he did it.

Finding buried treasure might sound like a dream but it's one that came true for Derek McLennan.

He dug up more than a hundred objects, including gold jewellery and a silver Christian cross.

So how did he find them and does he get to keep it all? Watch Ricky's interview to find out.

How do you get into metal detecting?

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Want to get involved in metal-detecting? Derek tells you how

Ricky also asked Derek how he started using a metal detector and got some tips for any of you who fancy becoming the treasure hunters of the future.