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.

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gold
silver
diamonds
coffee
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flagCanada
36%
59%
0%
4%
22
flagItaly
22%
55%
11%
11%
18
flagthe Netherlands
21%
50%
0%
28%
14
flagIndia
18%
42%
15%
21%
38
flagFrance
40%
40%
20%
0%
10
flagGermany
41%
37%
7%
13%
53
flagthe United States
46%
32%
6%
12%
212
flagPoland
39%
29%
14%
15%
4024
flagthe United Kingdom
44%
25%
12%
17%
107
flagRepublic of Ireland
40%
20%
20%
20%
15

Gender

men31%
women28%
gold
41%
36%
silver
31%
28%
diamonds
11%
18%
coffee
15%
16%

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