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
22%
44%
0%
33%
18
flagFrance
35%
42%
21%
0%
14
flagIndia
20%
41%
15%
20%
39
flagGermany
40%
38%
7%
14%
71
flagthe United States
47%
32%
6%
12%
225
flagPoland
38%
30%
14%
16%
4534
flagthe United Kingdom
41%
26%
10%
21%
127
flagRepublic of Ireland
45%
25%
15%
15%
20
flagUnknown
36%
22%
24%
16%
49

Gender

men31%
women27%
gold
40%
37%
silver
31%
28%
diamonds
11%
17%
coffee
16%
16%

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