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
answers
flagVietnam
10%
90%
0%
0%
10
flagCanada
39%
56%
0%
4%
23
flagItaly
22%
54%
9%
13%
22
flagthe Netherlands
20%
45%
0%
35%
20
flagIndia
19%
43%
14%
19%
41
flagFrance
35%
42%
21%
0%
14
flagRussia
40%
40%
10%
10%
10
flagGermany
40%
37%
6%
15%
72
flagthe United States
46%
32%
6%
11%
228
flagPoland
38%
31%
13%
15%
4702
flagthe United Kingdom
38%
30%
9%
22%
142
flagRepublic of Ireland
45%
25%
15%
15%
20
flagUnknown
35%
24%
22%
17%
57

Gender

men32%
women28%
gold
39%
37%
silver
32%
28%
diamonds
11%
17%
coffee
16%
16%

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