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

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silver
diamonds
coffee
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flagCanada
36%
59%
0%
4%
22
flagItaly
22%
55%
11%
11%
18
flagthe Netherlands
23%
47%
0%
29%
17
flagIndia
18%
42%
15%
21%
38
flagFrance
35%
42%
21%
0%
14
flagGermany
40%
38%
7%
14%
55
flagthe United States
47%
32%
5%
11%
218
flagPoland
39%
30%
14%
15%
4168
flagthe United Kingdom
45%
25%
11%
18%
111
flagRepublic of Ireland
47%
17%
17%
17%
17
flagUU
45%
13%
13%
27%
22

Gender

men31%
women27%
gold
41%
37%
silver
31%
27%
diamonds
11%
18%
coffee
15%
16%

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