We would like the design to be simple, clean, and beautiful. The symbol should be of a golden eagle (though we use the Bald Eagle for examples).
We chose this bird as a "mascot" for our product because, like eagles who snatch prey out of water, we want to communicate to our buyers that they can likewise snatch up gold as they pan streams.
In the screenshots you see examples of eagle logos and picture references. Feel free to design it as you would like (including the text placement), but we enjoy the the bodied look (wings, head, claws, instead of just an eagle head), and would prefer the logo be similar in feeling. Note, again, the symbol should be of a golden eagle, not a bald eagle, as is used in the color picture examples.
We also like the idea of the golden eagle having a head facing forwards instead of downwards showing forward vision and pride as in the head shot, to convey a more confident and forward-looking optimistic expression and feel. We really like the black and orange logo, we hope you can create a golden rendition as beautiful, simple, yet capturing the effortless gold gripping claw.
The last two grey ones are my first attempt at creating the look and feel. I like them but it looks a bit like a butterfly. The last image is on the bottom of the gold pan it will go on.