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
9%
81%
0%
9%
11
flagSwitzerland
17%
70%
5%
5%
17
flagthe Netherlands
19%
55%
2%
22%
36
flagCanada
37%
54%
0%
8%
24
flagItaly
24%
48%
12%
16%
25
flagIndia
21%
43%
13%
19%
46
flagFrance
35%
42%
21%
0%
14
flagSweden
38%
38%
16%
5%
18
flagGermany
41%
36%
7%
14%
84
flagRussia
45%
36%
9%
9%
11
flagthe United Arab Emirates
45%
36%
0%
18%
11
flagNorway
27%
36%
36%
0%
11
flagthe United Kingdom
35%
34%
8%
21%
173
flagSerbia
33%
33%
6%
20%
15
flagPoland
37%
31%
14%
16%
6485
flagthe United States
47%
31%
6%
11%
246
flagSpain
36%
27%
18%
9%
11
flagUkraine
33%
26%
20%
20%
15
flagRepublic of Ireland
50%
22%
13%
13%
22
flagUnknown
50%
11%
17%
19%
436

Gender

men27%
women29%
gold
41%
35%
silver
27%
29%
diamonds
13%
17%
coffee
17%
16%

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