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
flagGreece
27%
63%
0%
9%
11
flagCanada
37%
54%
0%
8%
24
flagItaly
26%
52%
8%
13%
23
flagthe Netherlands
19%
46%
3%
30%
26
flagIndia
18%
44%
13%
20%
43
flagFrance
35%
42%
21%
0%
14
flagRussia
40%
40%
10%
10%
10
flagSerbia
36%
36%
0%
27%
11
flagGermany
42%
35%
7%
14%
77
flagthe United States
46%
32%
6%
12%
231
flagthe United Kingdom
36%
32%
8%
22%
162
flagPoland
38%
30%
14%
16%
5926
flagthe United Arab Emirates
50%
30%
0%
20%
10
flagSpain
36%
27%
18%
9%
11
flagSweden
41%
25%
25%
8%
12
flagRepublic of Ireland
47%
23%
14%
14%
21
flagUkraine
41%
16%
16%
25%
12
flagUnknown
51%
11%
17%
20%
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Gender

men27%
women28%
gold
42%
36%
silver
27%
28%
diamonds
13%
18%
coffee
17%
16%

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