What did first Spanish conquerors expect to find in Argentina?

gold
silver
diamonds
coffee
The country name is derived from the Latin argentum (silver - Ag). La Plata Basin (lit­er­al­ly "Silver river") does not have any sources of silver, but the first Spaniards arrived to the area fol­low­ing rumors of the ex­is­tence of silver moun­tain­s.

Answers distribution

gold
silver
diamonds
coffee
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flagVietnam
10%
90%
0%
0%
10
flagItaly
19%
57%
9%
14%
21
flagCanada
39%
56%
0%
4%
23
flagthe Netherlands
23%
47%
0%
29%
17
flagFrance
35%
42%
21%
0%
14
flagIndia
20%
41%
15%
20%
39
flagGermany
40%
37%
7%
14%
67
flagthe United States
47%
31%
5%
12%
222
flagPoland
39%
30%
13%
16%
4396
flagthe United Kingdom
42%
26%
10%
20%
124
flagRepublic of Ireland
42%
26%
15%
15%
19
flagUnknown
42%
19%
21%
16%
42

Gender

men31%
women27%
gold
40%
37%
silver
31%
27%
diamonds
11%
17%
coffee
16%
17%

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